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Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:03 PM

Missouri reports record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

Source: St Louis Today

ST. LOUIS ó As Missouri again reported a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations Friday, the leader of the local pandemic response warned that cases are rising quickly in rural areas, a change since previous months of the pandemic.

Missouriís hospitalization numbers have been rising for weeks. Health experts have warned that hospitals will be challenged if new coronavirus case numbers continue to swell through flu season.

This week, Mercy Hospital Washington, seeing higher numbers of virus patients than ever, transferred two COVID-19 patients to another facility because of concerns about capacity.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported on Friday that there were 1,068 patients in hospitals statewide with presumed or confirmed COVID-19, the highest number on record. The data lags three days, and not every hospital reports every day.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/coronavirus/missouri-reports-record-number-of-covid-19-hospitalizations/article_f52b9d40-f8dd-53ef-9aaf-ba9f1cddd367.html

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Reply Missouri reports record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations (Original post)
TomCADem Sep 26 OP
BumRushDaShow Sep 26 #1
Sherman A1 Sep 26 #2
Gore1FL Sep 26 #6
bucolic_frolic Sep 26 #3
Wellstone ruled Sep 26 #4
mountain grammy Sep 26 #7
progree Sep 26 #5
Rebl2 Sep 26 #8

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:28 PM

1. Those are the kind of numbers we had here in PA back when we were approaching our peak

where the state I think maxed out around 2,800 hospitalized at the same time, with almost half here in Philly. That was back in the March - April timeframe and we have about twice the population of Missouri. We had even started setting up overflow space just in case (it was used for about 6 patients IIRC). Fortunately the state shutdown stopped the trend in its tracks, but many of the cases that happened in long-term care/rehab/nursing facilities were still working through the system for some time after.

I even heard a news report here today where one of the counties was warning people who have seasonal allergies to really pay attention to their symptoms because what they were finding was that many who were coming in and testing positive said they had waited because they assumed it was just "allergies". The report then went on to say that the doctors had to explain to them some of the similarities AND differences between COVID symptoms and allergies and suggested that people start their allergy meds early and don't wait if they suspect something is amiss (e.g., if the congestion feels as if it is coming from lower down in the chest, which is a red flag, vs in the upper chest, which is more common with allergies).

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:31 PM

2. Yes, and Governor Do Nothing

Continues to do nothing.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:31 PM

6. He's doing something: He and his co-infected wife are having a party.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:41 PM

3. Was it an anti-science/death/back-to-religion policy from the beginning?

no science, inadequate pandemic response, inadequate healthcare facilities, death, religion ... it's a closed loop.

It's like we're being shepherded back to the Dark Ages.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:47 PM

4. My guess is,

here in Nevada we will be seeing one hell of a spike within ten days. Now that Bars are open and Trump and his Kids are holding Rallies around the State. Just what could go wrong. Yesterdays Pahrumph Nevada Winery appears to have been mostly Seniors and zero Masks. Had four 80 year old neighbors who were in attendance. All Four have Pre Existing issues.

Can not fix the Stupid..

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:21 PM

7. Spent a couple of weeks in Pahrumph a few years ago

The Pow Wow was the best I've been to..

Death Valley..amazing.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:20 PM

5. MO: #8 in U.S. in daily new cases per capita (7 day mvg avg), setting almost daily records

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#8 in U.S. in daily new cases per capita (7 day mvg avg)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html

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daily new cases 7 day moving average
169 † 5/31
1403 † 7/31 a local peak, the all-time-peak until Sept 14
955 † 8/08 a local low point
1554 † 9/25 current

14 day increase (using 7 day moving averages): +18%

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/missouri-coronavirus-cases.html

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daily new deaths, 7 day moving average
18 † 5/11 a prior peak value
17 † 9/6 a recent high point
32 † 9/25 current

14 day increase (using 7 day moving averages): +171%

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/missouri-coronavirus-cases.html

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Test positivity rate: 12.8% (comparte to U.S. overall 4.9%)

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/individual-states/missouri

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19th lowest in daily tests per 1,000: 1.9 tests per 1,000 (I think that's a 7 day total)

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:38 PM

8. I am

not surprised by these numbers considering the rural areas choose not to follow guidelines. Labor Day and that motorcycle rally in the Ozarks last week didnít help any. KC area not any better. Itís well over 10% infection rate. I have a friend that is an oncology nurse who gets so angry when she sees people without a mask on in publicóeven though we have a mask mandate. She hasnít told me in so many words, but think she has lost patients to it.

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